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Nan Forler


Born in Elmira, Ontario, Nan Forler has degrees in both music and education, and she has taught junior kindergarten through to grade eight for over twenty years. She has studied music in Vienna and Italy, traveled through England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and driven coast-to-coast through North America. As a mother and teacher, she encourages her students and her own children to speak out against injustice, both in the schoolyard and in the global community and this is reflected in her first book, Bird Child. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Winterberries and Apple Blossoms
Written by Nan Forler
Illustrated by Peter Ertil Snyder

Hardcover | 40 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Lifestyles (Country Life); Juvenile Nonfiction - Poetry; Juvenile Nonfiction - Cooking
978-1-77049-254-7 (1-77049-254-2)

October 11, 2011 | $24.99

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Winterberries and Apple Blossoms
Written by Nan Forler, Illustrated by Peter Ertil Snyder

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492547
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With an evocative poem for every month of the year, young Naomi introduces us to her family and hosts a journey through the seasonal rhythms of her rural Mennonite community.

In the winter there’s a quilting bee with chattering, friendly women to warm the frigid night, visits to a general store with...


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Bird Child
Written by Nan Forler
Illustrated by Francois Thisdale

Hardcover | 32 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Friendship
978-0-88776-894-1 (0-88776-894-6)

August 11, 2009 | $21.99

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Bird Child
Written by Nan Forler, Illustrated by Francois Thisdale

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780887768941
Our Price: $21.99
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Bullying and the ability to rise above it are at the heart of this strikingly beautiful picture book. All school-aged children have either bullied, been bullied, or witnessed bullying, and all too often, they feel powerless to stop what has been set in motion.

Such is not the case with Eliza...